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Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Orange Ginger Cashew Dressing {Meal Prep}


  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad, Meal Prep, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free

Description

A delicious and fresh spring meal prep salad with tons of flavor!


Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Cumin, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, about 3/4 cup uncooked
  • 4 cups baby arugula

Orange Ginger Cashew Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons tamari, or soy sauce (I like to use low sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced or grated

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Place the carrots on one side of a large sheet pan and the chickpeas on the other side.  Drizzle with olive oil and desired amount of spices and gently toss until coated.  Bake until carrots are tender and chickpeas are crispy, about 35 minutes.
  2. Add all dressing ingredients to a jar and either shake or whisk until creamy.  Portion dressing out into 4 small containers.
  3. Assemble the bowls: in each bowl or airtight meal prep container add 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, 1/4 of the carrots, 1/4 of the chickpeas and about 1 cup of baby arugula.
  4. Salads will stay good in the refrigerator for 4 days.  If you are worried about the arugula wilting, don’t put it in until the morning of.  Pour dressing over salad just before enjoying.

Notes

This salad doesn’t have to be used for meal prep.  You can also just mix everything together in a large bowl and serve.

Each serving has 6 Freestyle Weight Watchers Points (I used the juice of one orange rather than bottled orange juice to add less points)